The College of Chiropractors of British Columbia is the regulatory body established for the health profession of chiropractic.
Chiropractic has been a designated health profession under the Health Professions Act since March 1, 2009, and is regulated by the College in accordance with the Act, the Chiropractors Regulation and the bylaws of the College (PDF, 574KB).
Chiropractic has been a regulated profession under British Columbia legislation since 1934. Before designation under the Health Professions Act, the profession was regulated under the former Chiropractors Act and the College was known as the British Columbia College of Chiropractors.
The composition of the board of the College is
- eight elected chiropractors; and
- four public representatives appointed by the Minister.
Transition of Chiropractic to the Health Professions Act
Repeal of the Chiropractors Act was provided for in the Health Professions Amendment Act 2003.
As required by the Health Professions Act, the Ministry gave initial notice of the proposed Chiropractors Regulation on November 21, 2006. The Ministry gave notice of the final draft of the proposed Chiropractors Regulation on October 24, 2008.
On December 12, 2008, the government announced that, effective March 1, 2009, the repeal of the Chiropractors Act would be brought into force and the profession of chiropractic would be designated under the Health Professions Act.
On February 3, 2009, the College gave notice of proposed bylaws under the Health Professions Act. Comments were requested to be submitted to the College and the Ministry by February 20, 2009.
On February 9, 2009, the Minister appointed the first board of the College under the Health Professions Act, and ordered that the first election of professional members to the board must be held by June 1, 2010.
On March 1, 2009, the government announced completion of the transition.
The first election of professional members to the board was completed on September 16, 2009.
Amendments to the Chiropractors Regulation
Amendments to the Chiropractors Regulation and to most College bylaws are subject to a three-month notice period, unless the Minister specifies a shorter period.
The College is responsible for giving notice of proposed bylaw amendments, including posting them on the College website, and all bylaw amendments must be filed with the Minister to be effective. Filed bylaws come into force 60 days after the date of filing, unless the Minister either disallows the change or specifies an earlier date, or the College withdraws the change.
The full text of the current bylaws and information about any proposed bylaw amendments may be obtained by contacting the College. Comments on proposed bylaw amendments should be submitted to both the College and the Ministry.
|Proposed Regulation Amendments||Notice Date|
|There are no proposed amendments||June 5, 2013|
|Approved Regulation Amendments||Date|
|Makes the Chiropractors Regulation,
effective March 1, 2009
|December 12, 2008
BC Reg 414/2008
|Bring into force the repeal of the
Chiropractors Act. effective March 1, 2009.
Designates chiropractic under the Health Professions Designation Regulation, effective March 1, 2009
|December 12, 2008 OIC 871/2008
BC Reg 420/2008
|Filed Bylaw Amendments||Date|
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing sections throughout Part 4: Registration.||Filed March 21, 2017 In force May 20, 2017|
|Amends the bylaws by amending sections 31 and 71, and repealing and replacing section 83 and Schedule D: Tariff of Costs||Filed December 19, 2016 In force February 17, 2017|
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing sections throughout the entire set of bylaws||
Filed June 13, 2016 In force July 29, 2016 MO 222/2016
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and repealing and replacing the definition of "deliver", sections 5(2), 25, 29(2), and forms 1 through 11||Filed March 11, 2016
In force May 10, 2016
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and repealing and replacing numerous sections of the bylaws||
Filed May 8, 2015 and May 21, 2015
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing section 57 regarding continuous education requirements.||Filed August 29, 2012 In force September 1, 2012 MO 176/2012|
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule C and Forms 8 and 9.||December 12, 2008
BC Reg 420/2008
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing section 6 regarding board election nomination procedure.||Filed June 30, 2011
In force July 4, 2011
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Part 4 and Schedule B re: registration, section 60 re: assessment of professional performance and various other provisions.||Filed June 27, 2011
In force June 28, 2011
|Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing section 28, Schedules C and D and Forms 1 and 3 to 6, and by adding new Forms 9 and 10.||Filed May 26, 2011
In force May 27, 2011
|Orders that the College, under its new name, is added to Schedule 3 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.||July 13, 2010
BC Reg 231/2010
|Appoints the first board of the College under the Health Professions Act and orders that the first election of professional members to the board must be held on or before June 1, 2010.||February 9, 2009